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Blind Boys of Alabama Curate Lincoln Center Show

[ 3 ] May 2, 2010 |

The Blind Boys of Alabama have agreed to curate 3 nights of music for the Lincoln Center Festival, which runs July 7 – 25, 2010, and also features theatre, dance, and opera performances.

From the Lincoln Center website: “The Blind Boys invite a variety of artists from rock’s most cutting edges to bring their lyrical expressions of spirituality to the stage for an unprecedented musical dialogue. This unscripted musical adventure is an evening not to be missed.”

Spirit in the Dark
Monday, July 12 at 8:00
Featuring Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Horns, and Exene Cervenka.
Starting the series off with a bang, The Blind Boys invite a variety of artists from rock’s most cutting edges to bring their lyrical expressions of spirituality to the stage for an unprecedented musical dialogue. This unscripted musical adventure is an evening not to be missed.

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The Unbroken Circle
Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00
Featuring Dr. Ralph Stanley, Randy Travis, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Ray Benson and Jason Roberts of Asleep at the Wheel, and Allison Moorer
The Blind Boys’ have always loved the intersection of soul, gospel, and country music, and they count many country singers among their all-time favorites. By joining legendary country bluegrass artist Ralph Stanley and performing songs with special guests, the group explores the musical connections between these not-so-distantly-related musical forms. The Blind Boys’ upcoming CD will be recorded in Nashville and, with this concert, audiences will hear some of this new music for the first time.

Blind Boys of Alabama Family Revival
Friday, July 16 at 8:00
Featuring Aaron Neville, Joan Osborne, Dan Zanes, The Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans, Charlie Musselwhite, and John Hammond
The final evening is a celebration of one of America’s iconic gospel groups, as The Blind Boys and friends get together for a good ol’ foot-stompin’ revival, Blind Boys-style, featuring songs from all of their Grammy Award-winning albums.

Venue Information
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater
1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam)

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  1. Claudia says:

    saw Kurt’s performance with the Blind Boys of Alabama tonight, and I’m dying to find out the name of the duet Kurt and Yim Yames (?) sang together. It was so beautiful and I have to find it. Please please let me know the name of the song? lyrics also maybe?

  2. admin says:

    Hi Claudia!

    It’s so cool that you were at the show. The name of the song is called “incredibly Lonely” and it is was originally recorded by Gene and Rod. Kurt recently recorded it with another Nashville-based singer/songwriter named Cortney Tidwell and it will be released in Europe October.

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